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, their certificate of the state of california seems to be regular and authentic. it appears that barack obama received 55 votes for president and joe biden received 55 votes for vice president. >> mr. president, the certificate of the state of colorado seems to be regular and authentic. it appears that barack obama received nine votes for president and joe biden received nine votes for vice president. >> mr. president, the certificate of the state of connecticut seems to be regular and authentic. it appears that barack obama of the state of illinois received seven votes for president and joseph biden received seven votes for vice president. >> mr. president, the certificate of the state of delaware seems to be regular and authentic. it appears that barack obama received three votes for president and joseph biden received three votes for vice president. >> mr. president, the certificate of the state of the district of columbia seems to be regular and authentic. it appears that barack obama received three votes for president and joseph biden received three votes for vice president. >> mr. presi
during the hurricane itself. obama went to the state and christie embraced the president. but the press tends to always look at this with the political calculation as opposed to, is he doing the right thing for the people who live in his state and need his help? >> how will this affect the 2012 race and the 2016 race? i remember a friend arthur delaney when the employment thing came out, how this affects people who don't have jobs instead of how it affects the rich people. but we'll always look at the political angle for any story. >> just what political angle are you looking at. this is very good for his constituents and good for him. in the 36 days since he's -- >> just to wrap this up, less colorful governor of new jersey did it, we would cover it, but wouldn't be jumping up and down? >> to put it bluntly, yes. >> i agree. >> all right. anna marie cox, tim carney, thank you for being with us. >>> my two cents on why lance armstrong lied to so many people, including me. >> hi. >> hi. you know, i can save you 15% today if you open up a charge card account with us. >> you just read my m
in nine states and the district of columbia. president obama tipped the scales of the stunning announcement that he now supports same-sex marriage. >> president obama's support for gay marriage, how much is personal, how much is political? is this a game changer? you must be pretty happy that president obama reacted so quickly. >> i am. i feel so empowered. >> i mean, a big day for every, you know, every gay american. a big day for every american in many ways. whatever the reaction you had to it. how did you feel when you heard the news? >> it is a little bittersweet. i'm in north carolina and as a north carolinian, i was really disappointed with the way the amendment initiative vote went yesterday here in north carolina. but it's very promising to hear president obama finally come up and speak out on something that's so important. and i think the ground swell, the energy that was behind a lot of the activists and the people who were important in the vote here yesterday in north carolina, that energy made its way to washington and prem realized that this was a time to speak up
that lies ahead. >> that's president obama delivering his victory speech on election night. the race wasn't even close, despite the poor state of the american economy. maybe mitt romney never had a chance. his fellow contenders feasted on one of their own during the primaries. isn't the american way that if somebody gives you a smack on the nose you eventually have to smack them back. isn't it time now for you to accept that this negativity has pounded you into a position where much as you would like to keep it positive, isn't it time you got the old gingrich fist out and gave romney a good old smack? >> harry truman in his great re-election campaign when he was so far behind that gallup quit taking polls in mid september, went after dewey and crowds would yell out give him hell, harry. and he yelled back, no, i just tell the truth and it hurts like hell. i think romney's record is so bad, he's clearly a moderate, he's done so many things that are indefensible in the republican primary. it would be okay in a democratic primary but in a republican primary it's indefensible. all i have to d
. >>> well, there are a few job openings expected in washington. it isn't just secretary of state and defense. president obama will also have a couple of other high-profile departures he will have is to deal with. we will tell you where the resumes are coming from. ♪ aww man. [ male announcer ] returns are easy with free pickup from the u.s. postal service. we'll even drop off boxes if you need them. visit usps.com pay, print, and have it picked up for free. any time of year. ♪ nice sweater. thank you. ♪ >>> president obama has arrived back from his winter vacation in hawaii today and he got right to work. the president signed a $9.7 billion superstorm sandy aid package that money provides money to help the government pay flood insurance claims a week from now, congress will weigh in on an additional $51 billion in sandy aid. >>> a source confirms to cnn the white house is calling seine is doors' offices today to tell them that chuck hagel's nomination for defense secretary is imminent in an effort to help build support for that nomination. administration officials say that nomination w
in washington state which violate federal law. what do you think the obama administration will ultimately decide to do about those states that have legalized pot essentially? >> the administration has signaled many times that they are not going to prosecute people in states where marijuana is legal, but it's important to note that this is not something that washington is going to take up any time soon, especially in congress. republicans who are in control in the house see it as kind of going off on a tangent. they don't want to take this up. it even splits democrats so it's not really an issue that you find a lot of unity on. so it's a long way from being an issue in washington, in congress, but the president is getting a lot of pressure to -- on both sides of the equation, both to prosecute people who are illegally smoking marijuana and selling marijuana and to not, so it's something that is a hairy issue right now we don't see a resolution to. >> i do find it particularly interesting, noam, we know of patrick kennedy's history with drugs, does want cancer patients and others with serious illn
in the political world by winning in north dakota, a state where mitt romney beat president obama by almost 20 points, republican congressman tom cotton from arkansas who volunteered for the 101st airborne in iraq and afghanistan after getting degrees from harvard and harvard law and joaquin castro of texas, named president of the house democrats. you may remember his twin brother, the mayor of san antonio. welcome to all of you. senator heitkamp, let me begin with you, 1 of 20 women in the senate. we saw you talking to diane sawyer just the other day talking about how women are better at working together than men, and during the campaign, that was actually your biggest criticism of president obama. i want to show everybody what you said during the campaign. "i think president obama failed in the one test america had for him, which was to unite the country. i think he needed to be more hands-on. i don't think he's done enough to think broadly and come up with solutions that would engage both sides in a reasonable dialogue." so how specifically does he fix that right now, and how can you help h
it for other stuff. >> medicaid is a great example. there's a brewing fight in red states over the obama care medicaid. this is going to be big. there's a lot of money. there's a potential of diverse coalition fighting for medicaid expansion. it's not just diverse on the left. it's kind of the tea party against the world. i think hospitals. this will have a big impact on hospitals if they don't accept the medicaid expansion. a lot of money is at stake. not to mention the faith based community and the left and labor. it's going to be interesting if there's not little miniwars on poverty in the next few months. >> the other piece that is surprising is the war on poverty at the state level gets shifted back to the war on poor. one of the things states are passing are the drug testing for it so if you are going to get limited benefits you have to pass drug tests. >> how about have your blood tested for lead levels. let's go back to what we were talking about earlier. access to make good choices about nutrition. if you are living where your children are exposed to lead. part of the problem, talkin
. >> he has been over the course of the long career in public service a supporter of the state of us israel and it's requirements. >> president obama told nbc news last week he sees nothing to disqualify hagle. shannon. >> a powerful earthquake off the coast of alaska. it was just west of craig, alaska sparking the tsunami warning for hundreds of miles of coastline. but it was cancelled after the warning center said the waves generated were too small to be a threat. still the quake caused about 15 minutes ever panic, sending people to highest ground. some say it's the strongest earthquake they have felt in a decade. and it could take until the spring to remove a grounded oil rigging ship near an alaskan island. the fury of the winter is going to make removing the rig very difficult. shell barge ran aground monday during a fierce storm. more than 600 working on its recovery. dominique is following the story from los angeles. dominic. >> shell is saying tonight it doesn't plan on removing any of the fuel before it's towed away, saying that is too risky and this is a very dangerous oper
and they should do. bashar al assad must go. he also told me that he's hoping to come to the united states during the first three months of this year to meet with president obama. he hopes by the end of march to make a visit to the united states. he's a graduate of the university of southern california. he's got a doctorate from the usc, hopes to make a visit out there while in the united states. he's trying to get some sort of peace deal, between the palestinians themselves and he's hoping this week to host a meeting in cairo between the palestinian authority, president mahmoud abbas and the leader of hamas. because there have been differences between hamas and fatah, the two many palestinian groups. he's working on those areas. we went through a whole lot of other issues, but those are three little nuggets that i'll share with you right now. >> thanks, wolf. just using your expertise in that area, is the new voice of egypt, and that is morsi, have as much power as the old voice of egypt, vis-a-vis saying things like the syrian president has to go? >> there's no doubt that morsi, he's only been
, but that will take time. >> they want to jeopardize the full faith and credit of the united states by refusing to raise the debt limit, they will pay the consequences. >> you may want to refer to an impassioned speech obama gave in 2006 against raising the debt ceiling in the senate and the explain why we were robbing the future of the country. >> all the presidents have -- >> allowing the debt ceiling to rise automatically. >> let's go back to the relief package for sandy. why did he leave that? he opened himself up to scathing criticism. >> i do not understand it. eric cantor assured them they would get a vote and it would pass the senate. it was predictable that this would blow up and he walked away from it. you would think you would have the votes are you would not bring it to the floor. here is a very skilled politician, but the lack of support from his own caucus is shocking. >> if he had tried to reach him four times that night, he could not reach him before the vote got overturned. reports suggest that he was up said with having that the feeder earlier in the day and he did not want to
divide. it is a proxy war. the question is, can you afford, as the united states -- their interests -- the obama administration decided it will not supply legal aid, certainly no troops on the ground or air power like we saw with libya. they have taken a pretty hands- off approach. the idea that we can do nothing, as this starts to draw in all of its neighbors, is a very difficult stance to hold onto f or two years. host: the decision to downsize the defense department -- guest: it is very much part of a retrenchment or restoration doctrine that you would take off the table very manpower- intensive wars with regime iraq andike we had in th afghanistan. there are a lot of military experts who support that. we have exhausted our armed forces with beast two very costly costly counterinsurgency wars. let's not do that dosh with these -- with these two very costly counterinsurgency wars. let's not do that wit. they have adopted a much more discrete response to the terrorist threat -- discretet response to the terrorist threat. host: the us is still spending more on defense than the top 1
something done. here in the united states, through a system of checks and balances, president obama can veto legislation that's passed in congress, but he needs to work with congress if he hopes to sign laws that he supports. meej the u.s. supreme court can declare laws unconstitutional even though the other two barrages have passed them. in great britain they have a system where power is concentrated in the legislature with few check, a party can form a government, a cabinet of ministers headed by the prime minister. but if the party with the most seats holds less than an absolute majority it tries to form a coalition government with other parties that are seated n inme inment. so long as the government has the backing of a parliament majority, it's sure of passing anything it wants into law in the united states. not so in the united states. americans elected a democrat to the white house and the republican majority to the house of representatives. the u.s. is no stranger to gridlock and fiscal cliff negotiations were just another frustrating example. my good friend, richard quest, host of
has been over the course of a long career in public service a supporter of the state of israel and its security requirements. >> reporter: president obama told nbc news last weekend he sees, quote, nothing to disqualify hagel. in washington, james rosen, fox news. >>> there is the battle over whether to raise the debt ceiling again. right now, it is set at $16.4 trillion. you might remember, there was a fight over whether to set it that high. in february, congress will have to decide again whether to raise it. it's a decision that essentially covers money already spent. >> something i will not compromise over is whether or not congress should pay the tab for a bill they have already racked up. if congress refuses to give the united states the ability to pay its bills on time, the consequences for the entire global economy could be catastrophic. >> the president and the democrats controlling washington repeatedly refuse to take any meaningful steps to make washington live within its means. >> last time congress threatened not to raise the debt ceiling, one creditor dropped the nation's
each of you. will the united states get its act together? by getting its act together, i mean, will congress and president obama be able to enact a series of measures that will stabilize the american economy for the future? >> i'm going to say yes. i'm just going to say yes. i think 2013 is the year where obama feels strong enough and has learned enough lessons and the country understands what is at stake very fundamentally and the economics are starting to get better. manufacturing is coming back. it's actually coming back from offshore to onshore. we recognize how critical infrastructure is in the wake of sandy and other things. i actually think the ingredients are there. i don't think there is one blinding moment where everybody sort of gets religion and says we're going to do it, but we're going to be on our way back. >> some positive signs. economic growth will probably pick up and a good chance we'll get comprehensive immigration reform in 2013, which would be good for any number of reasons. corporate tax reform. there seems to be bipartisan support for that. will we sol
, and a lot has gone on since then. so i'm looking at the state of u.s. national security post-the second half of the bush administration and particularly the obama years and actually whether we're getting any stronger or whether we're in a more precarious position now than we've been before. >> host: mary in corpus christi, texas, you're on booktv with david roth cob of -- rothkopf. >> caller: mr. rothkopf, i find this conversation very interesting. i was wondering if you could comment on the reckoning that is to come a little bit? >> guest: well, i think one dimension of the reckoning that lies ahead is, in fact, the competition between capitalism. right now in the united states we have, you know, coming out of a period where we've been the ascending power, we've been the ones who have sort of set the standards for how markets and governments should work together. but clearly asian economies are driving and growing faster, and their version of capitalism -- which has a much bigger role for government, which has government playing a more of a strong-handed role in sort of picking winners and
. there are 37 states where legislatures have told regulators they don't have to okay every excessive increase in health insurance premiums. >> one of the biggest confirmation battles could soon be here and fox news has learned that president obama has nominated chuck hagel as the next secretary of defense but his viewings on israel are a hot topic. >> whoever is nominated for secretary of defense is going to have to have a full understanding of our close relationship with our israeli allies, the iranian threat and the importance of having a robust military. whoever that is, i think will be given a thorough vetting and if hagel is nominated he will be subjected to the same kinds of review of his credentials as anyone else. >> this is in your face nomination by the president to all of us who are supportive of israel. i don't know what his management experience is regarding pentagon little if any. so i think its controversial choice. >> jamie: would hagel survive a senate hearing? let's bring in ron bongene and margie o'meara. great to see both of you. it seems like both sides of the aisle agree
. >> i served with chuck hagel and i know him and done extraordinary work in the united states senate and served the country with val our in vietnam. >> there would be very little republican support for his nomination and in the end of the day very few votes. >> praise from president obama and concern over lindsay graham. we are back now with the panel and the announcement and the president has settled on chuck hagel. why did he pick him? >> only thing i can think of . he believes that hagel as a maverick would not drink the koolaid as the white house sees it on pept gon and military spending and he would be a counter force over there and not an advocate for armed forces that leon panet a. the warnings that we are hearing about the sequester so-called on the pept gon, and the warnings came from paneta, not the white house. leon paneta is warning . that's the reason . otherwise, it is it a very peculliar choice and highly controstrersial guy and not a distingished record in the senate and i am not suggesting that he didn't fight valiently when he was a soldier himself. but he is an odd
on the wealthy and curbing deductions. and obama this is amazing giving way on the notion that taxes have to go up on the middle class. this is it. ultimately it is bad for liberals who want to expand the welfare state. they said the current level of taxation for everyone below $400,000 is appropriate. they can't raise that now over the next two or four years. they can try to run trillion dollars deficits over the next years and hope the fed can keep financing them that was a hidden victory in the fiscal cliff deal. going forward republicans need to think hard about what they want to ask for on the debt deal negotiations and it shouldn't just be spending cuts. ask for progrowth when h measu. we are not going to have bliss tax reform in the next two months or next two years. what could republicans ask for that would be good for the country. progrowth regulatory relief. delaying ob care for year. proenergy policies. there is practical things they could try to ask for that would have some democratic support that they giving the post the ability to issue more bonds, a reasonable deal. >> the one th
contentious we've seen. tell our viewers why. >> it's an unusual process president obama has followed now for the second time on a major cabinet nominee. the first was susan rice's nonnomination to be secretary of state where it was floated out and she ran into a lot of flak and eventually withdraw. the washington press corps seems to have decided this time chuck hagel will be the nominee, but by floating the name out by basically allowing people to speculate on the nomination, already chuck hagel developed opposition. it's a difficult confirmation at a point where the defense department and country don't need a long hiatus in deading who the leadership should be. >> a critical time for the military, withdrawal and draw down from afghanistan as well as potential new hotspots that we could be
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treaty and the national agreement, where do you think the bench. are? initially the united states use the argument that president obama did not want to press the gun ownership lobby prior to the election. if you think it might have a positive effect on actually getting agreement from the united states. you mentioned other arms export countries. to what extent are countries like russia or china determine how effective a treaty is? >> a treaty that involves those countries will be dramatically more effective it. russia is a major arms exporter, as is the united states. we do want them in it. i think it is too early to say -- and analysis of u.s. domestic politics. last week it may have affected this. we had reached a point in july with the inclusion of ammunitions, which was a contentious point of the united states through article 6 regulating ammunition. the united states are not willing to go a long -- they are not necessarily opposing that. that is not necessarily a showstopper. there are things we have to do to improve the -- the text before us could be improved. removing some of th
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